Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Primary Care that Improves Community Health
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary care and improve health outcomes in community settings.
This ‘hybrid’ program combines online learning, clinical simulations and face-to-face classroom activities with community-based clinical practice experiences.
Students may select from two areas of specialization:
• Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
• Family Nurse Practitioner
Students who successfully complete the MSN Nurse Practitioner concentration qualify to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for Family or Adult/Gerontological certification examination. These graduates are also eligible to apply for specialty certification by the State of Michigan.
The MSU College of Nursing MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).